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How do you guys see these coming down? I have been watching since these things came out. I am getting about 250MB+ Read out of my Raid 0 Velcirapotrs.

Just have always been itching to get an SSD.

What kinds of price drops do you think the next gen will bring? 500GB for $250?

Just am taken back by the price of these things I guess.
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post #2 of 14
250MB/s+ sequential reads..... but less than 2MB/s random reads. wink.gif

No, SSDs will not be hitting 2GB/$1 in the next year.
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I am curious about these as well; especially with the current global HDD shortage from Thailand resulting with HDD prices starting to go through the roof.

Is this going to effect SSD prices too; or are they going to continue to go down?
     
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post #4 of 14
but considering how much more expensive they used to be even a year ago, their price is really not all that outrageous. Still too much for me to warrant getting one, but if you're all about speed then they've certainly become much more reasonable smile.gif
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Is there a free HDD test program out there? My HD tune pro is expired lolz.
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ATTO and CrystalDisk iirc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawk777th;15557658 
Is there a free HDD test program out there? My HD tune pro is expired lolz.

lol @ this. you can afford your sig rig, but you can't afford a measly few bucks for HD tune pro?? confused.gif
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post #8 of 14
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Was going to double check my speeds seems Crystal cant see my Raid Array.

Haha, I am cheap lol! Thats why I dont have an SSD yet lolz. If it was like $20 bucks I would be all over it $35 not so much.
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I am honestly worried about SSD prices going up...HDD prices are going up because of flooding in Tialand and SSDs are made in Tialand too.

I do know that Intel makes them in Utah, USA, but I don't know the capicity of the fab.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm;15557743 
I am honestly worried about SSD prices going up...HDD prices are going up because of flooding in Tialand and SSDs are made in Tialand too.

I do know that Intel makes them in Utah, USA, but I don't know the capicity of the fab.

that's a good point. Also wonder, because the demand for SSDs was so low, how much more difficult it would be for them to respond to an increased demand if any part of their manufacturing process was affected in Thailand. They were already producing a much smaller amount (i would assume) and with rising demand and potential limited production prices could really skyrocket for them as well...hopefully this will all be over shortly?
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